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Public school leaders must be empowered to achieve success

By Darrel Galera, John Sosa, Penelope Tom, RandiAnn Porras-Tang and Randall Roth

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 20, 2014

~~<p>A recent survey of public school principals reveals frustration with the way Hawaii's highly centralized Department of Education functions.</p>
<p>The Star-Advertiser has made the survey results available to the public on its website, including each of the 347 specific comments by individual principals (see <a href="http://bit.ly/1nZLBle" target="_blank">bit.ly/1nZLBle</a>). They lay bare a &quot;command and control&quot; mentality at the top: Two out of three principals say they fear retaliation if they express disagreement with systemwide leadership.</p>
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A recent survey of public school principals reveals frustration with the way Hawaii's highly centralized Department of Education functions.

The Star-Advertiser has made the survey results available to the public on its website, including each of the 347 specific comments by individual principals (see bit.ly/1nZLBle). They lay bare a "command and control" mentality at the top: Two out of three principals say they fear retaliation if they express disagreement with systemwide leadership. Login for more...



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